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#3483184 Moisturizer Finished

Posted by Geeking on 03 June 2015 - 11:18 AM

moisturizer is key! I wouldn't skip it at all. How much bp are you using at this point?

#3482017 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 24 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

getting a giant painful zit on my nose, which almost never breaks out, only blackheads. Wah. But that's life with zits, unfortunately. Hope everyones week turns out well :)

Has your acne gotten any better after 6 years?
# 300

It actually has, quite a bit, but breakdowns still are no fun for anyone.

#3480908 Should I Use The Regimen?

Posted by Geeking on 13 May 2015 - 10:44 AM

You won't know unless you try it. I went through MANY different routines/products before finally giving the regimen a shot and it has been the best regimen I've used so far in my 12-13 years [god...] dealing with acne. It does dry you out, you have to take baby steps with BP if you decide to, and moisturizer is KEY to keep flaking/redness down.

If you do find success in the regimen its best to keep up with it, there are some posts from people trying to ween off after getting clear, you may want to look into if you're curious.

Forehead acne, just a thought - does your hair cover your forehead at all? that can keep oil buildup there. How often do you change your pillowcase?

#3480906 I Cant Seem To Rid My Acne!

Posted by Geeking on 13 May 2015 - 10:37 AM

We all know what it's like going through product after product, routine after routine, hoping: this will be it! and then the fast disappointment upon realizing, 'well maybe next time'. As far as your daily actions of y'know not toucing your face and drinking only water, etc that's great; as far as the regimen, definitely takes time. It took me a while to see results and though I definitely breakout less, I still occasionally have a hormonal and/or stress breakout. It's only been a week maybe 2 at this point for you, give it more time, 3 months is best, make adjustments if need be...less BP, more moisturizer, or more drying time. I sincerely hope the regimen helps you like it has helped me and so many others here. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

#3475506 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 21 March 2015 - 10:13 PM

Sending good vibes to all struggling to do day to day activities or to look in the mirror~~*~*~
Be kind to yourselves

#3471792 How Much Bp Should I Be Using In 2Nd Week?

Posted by Geeking on 16 February 2015 - 02:14 AM

Finger length for the whole face. Depending on your tolerance/progress thus far, I'd up my dose for only mornings for the week or so and then twice a day, but once again that depends on how sensitive your face is.

#3469543 Nothing At All?

Posted by Geeking on 26 January 2015 - 06:57 PM

Only way to tell is to try not using anything for a few months, see how you end up.
By the way, what are peroxide treaments? sounds scary!

#3469542 Anyone Using Aha+ Only?

Posted by Geeking on 26 January 2015 - 06:54 PM

I've begun using [a very small amount] of AHA mixed w/moisturizer twice daily for about 2 weeks maybe as part of the regimen and I haven't noticed any new breakouts or redness, I think it is helping keep things calmer, even though I still breakout around my mouth.. a lot. I am pretty sensitive & light complected so if I use too much I do suffer from major redness, if that helps.

also, some days I skip mornings and only do it once.

#3467931 Shipping Within Us

Posted by Geeking on 13 January 2015 - 09:31 PM

Can't be more than a week once shipped, you will probably get a more accurate response if you asked customer service within the Store site on upper right corner.

#3466161 The Dkr Regimen For Mild Acne

Posted by Geeking on 01 January 2015 - 01:02 AM

I believe that comes with experience w/the regimen, either way you start out with a small amount - you just have to figure out what works for you.

#3466160 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 01 January 2015 - 01:00 AM

still breaking out

but here's to 2015 and accepting our skin and not giving up!

#3463943 Will Doxycycline Get Rid Of My Severe Acne?

Posted by Geeking on 14 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

I was on an antibiotic before, I think doxy and broke out really bad straight away - probably varies for people. Give any treatment 3-4 months to see final results :)
Your breakouts will likely subside unless you've unknowingly introduced something to exacerbate your acne.

#3462046 Anxiety And Stress Making My Skin Worse...

Posted by Geeking on 01 December 2014 - 01:21 AM

Stress is really difficult to manage. I have anxiety and that doesn't help me out, so I haven't found a fool proof way to destress.
Though I do like to listen to meditations, or audios that say y'know 'breath in.. think about ___ .. you're floating on a river..' that kind of hokey stuff, actually does calm me down.

Stay hydrated, esp since you work out - working out they say helps people decompress. Focus on your upcoming time off!

#3458974 Becoming More Confident And Self-Loving?

Posted by Geeking on 06 November 2014 - 10:34 PM

Whatever you're feeling is real and true to you. Acne is the worst and really makes you only see the bad things in life. The important thing is to keep going, maybe make adjustments to your routine to try and help with your dryness, be hopeful - and like the above poster, focus on things you enjoy, that makes you happy or at least take your mind off your skin. You can feel bad/sad/angry about your skin, just try to not let those emotions completely take over.

#3458973 Aha, Glycolic, & Jojoba Oil

Posted by Geeking on 06 November 2014 - 10:26 PM

Jojoba is for dryness, redness, and smoothing, AHA/GA is for helping with complexion/smoothing. [Linked to acne.org product description.]

For under eye dryness, it would help me when I first started BP to put some moisturizer under my eye area so I wouldn't apply bp too closely. Also stay hydrated! That keeps your skin from getting dry as well.